hypospadias
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, man with hypospadias, from hypo- + -spadias, from -spad-, -spas something torn, from span to tear, pluck off Date: circa 1855 an abnormality of the penis in which the urethra opens on the undersurface

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  • hypospadias — [ ipɔspadjas ] n. m. • 1842; n. f. 1819 ; gr. hupospadias, de hupo (cf. hypo ) et span « déchirer » ♦ Pathol. Malformation de l urètre caractérisée par un méat urinaire situé à la face inférieure de la verge ou même au niveau du périnée (⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hypospadias — Hy po*spa di*as, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ypo beneath + spa n to draw, tear.] (Med.) A deformity of the penis, in which the urethra opens upon its under surface. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hypospadias — DiseasesDB = 29907 MedlinePlus = 001286 eMedicineSubj = ped eMedicineTopic = 1136 MeshID = Hypospadias is a birth defect of the urethra in the male that involves an abnormally placed urinary meatus (opening). Instead of opening at the tip of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Hypospadias — A birth defect of the penis involving the urethra (the transport tube leading from the bladder to discharge urine outside the body). The urethra in the male normally travels through the full length of the penis so that the stream of urine comes… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hypospadias — Pénis en érection présentant une hypospadias. L’hypospadias est une malformation du fœtus masculin, qui se manifeste par l ouverture de l urètre dans la face inférieure du pénis au lieu de son extrémité. Ce type de malformation semble en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hypospadias — A birth defect in which the opening of the urethra (the tube through which urine leaves the body) is not in its normal place. In males with hypospadias, the urethra opens on the underside of the penis or between the anus and the scrotum. In… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • hypospadias — n. a congenital abnormality in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis: either on the glans penis (glandular hypospadias), at the junction of the glans with the shaft (coronal hypospadias), or on the shaft itself (penile …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hypospadias — [ˌhʌɪpəʊ speɪdɪəs] noun Medicine a congenital condition in males in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis. Origin C19: from Gk hupospadias person having hypospadias …   English new terms dictionary

  • hypospadias — noun A birth defect of the male urethra that involves an abnormally placed urinary meatus …   Wiktionary

  • hypospadias — (i po spa di as ) s. m. Terme de médecine. Vice de conformation des parties génitales du sexe masculin, consistant en ce que l urètre s ouvre au dessous de la verge, en un point quelconque. ÉTYMOLOGIE    En grec, terme dérivé du mot signifiant au …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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